BIG-hearted colleagues at a Colten Care dementia care home are heading to points east to help Sport Relief 2012.
A five-strong group from The Aldbury in Parkstone, Poole, will spend all of Thursday (22 March) on a tandem bike relay.
They will start at 6am at the company’s Abbey View home in Sherborne, Dorset, and finish in the evening at its Belmore Lodge home in Lymington, Hampshire.
Their 70-mile eastward route takes in stops at The Aldbury and other Colten Care homes in Sturminster Newton, Blandford Forum, Ferndown, Bournemouth, Mudeford and New Milton.
Chris Hiscock, activities organiser at The Aldbury and one of the riders, said: “We’ve made sure to involve residents too. When we call at each home we will be giving them an update on how we are doing and they will be following our progress on maps. We chose Sport Relief as we know they help dementia care which is of course very close to all our hearts.”
Joining Chris are Megan Hunt, social carer, Pip Brown, domestic assistant, Reece Avis, healthcare assistant, and Lynda Pinckney, activities organiser.
As well as sourcing sponsorship from Colten Care, the team have borrowed their tandem from Country Lanes Cycle Centre in Brockenhurst.
The homes en route are Newstone House in Sturminster Newton, Whitecliffe House in Blandford Forum, The Aldbury in Parkstone, Fernhill in Ferndown, Avon Cliff in Bournemouth, Avon Reach in Mudeford and Kingfishers in New Milton.
Colten Care runs 18 homes across the South providing a range of services including quality residential, nursing and dementia care.
1. CYCLE CARE. Staff at The Aldbury check their Sport Relief bike with residents of the home. L-r: Reece Avis, Dora Johncey, Chris Hiscock, Margaret Eckford, Megan Hunt and Jean Trill.
2. GEARING UP. Staff from The Aldbury were joined by residents of the home when they picked up their Sport Relief bike in Brockenhurst. L-r: Reece Avis, Dora Johncey, Chris Hiscock, Margaret Eckford, Megan Hunt and Jean Trill.
3. PEDAL POWER. L-r: Reece Avis, Megan Hunt and Chris Hiscock.
For more information on Sport Relief http://www.sportrelief.com/
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